Protocol/Criteria Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to request a full copy of the evidence based protocol on Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's disease.

I am interested in what criteria are used to determine the validity of claims for ESA and or DLA by ATOS and the DWP decision maker.

Specifically, those who have reported their condition as Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's Disease and Chronic Fatigue -induced due to thyroid conditions.

The answer would include any written criteria or training materials on how to assess and score applicants who are attempting to claim ESA or DLA benefit.

Also, as the main complaint for people suffering from the above said conditions is Chronic Fatigue I would like to know how, Atos and the DWP decision maker asses such cases and what the guideline are and indeed if they are the same as those for CFS/ME without thyroid conditions.

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Cuttle

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